Comparative Psychology

Comparative Psychology : Evolution and Development of Behavior

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For courses in Comparative Psychology, Animal Behavior, and Comparative Learning.This introduction to the evolutionary and developmental principles underlying the study of animal behavior provides a broad view of behavior from the comparative psychology perspective. The author discusses all aspects of the subject- including comparative learning and cognition, brain evolution and behavior, primate evolution, behavior genetics, behavioral ecology, social behavior in an ecological context, early experience and development, and the ontogeny of social behavior. Emphasizing problems and research interests that have traditional relevance for psychologists, the text uses examples drawn from specialized journals to provide a firm grasp of evolutionary science as it is applied to the understanding of behavior.show more

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  • Hardback | 651 pages
  • 190.5 x 247.4 x 29mm | 1,174.81g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130804290
  • 9780130804297

Table of contents

1. Introduction. I. BEHAVIOR AND THE EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS. 2. Biological Evolution. 3. Genes and Behavior. 4. Predators and Preys. 5. Reproductive and Social Behavior. II. PATTERNS OF BRAIN-BEHAVIOR EVOLUTION. 6. The Origin and Evolution of Animals. 7. Simple Nervous Systems and Behavior. 8. Evolution of the Vertebrate Brain and Behavior. 9. Brain, Behavior, and Evolution of Primates. III. BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT. 10. Development and Evolution. 11. Early Learning and Behavior. 12. Early Social Learning and Behavior. IV. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF LEARNING. 13. General Learning Processes. 14. Comparative Learning and Cognition. Glossary. Index.show more

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